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Ms. Woo from Santa Monica CA is requesting musical instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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String Bassists: Take a Bow!

Help me give my students the necessary supplies to be the best string musicians possible!

  • $889 goal

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My Students

Student musicians at our school are recognized as high achievers and are committed to their academic learning. Through their creativity, curiosity, and musical exploration, they are respected as leaders and role models by their peers and teachers alike.

Our young musicians teach me every day about patience, compassion, and empathy as they develop their own identities and shape their own futures.

My challenge is to always find the most compelling ways to guide, nurture, and support my students in all of their endeavors, incorporating music as a powerful connector between their lives and the ever-changing world.

My Project

After several years and countless hours of rehearsals, practice sessions, and performances, many of our well-loved bass bows are headed for "retirement!" The sticks of the bows are warped, and the adjusting screws are not consistent in regulating the tension of the hair.

A new set of bass bows will help our young bassists play with confidence, and as a result, they will provide the foundation that is critical for a well-balanced orchestral sound.

Learning to listen "down" is one of the primary skills for young ensemble musicians, and having the basses as an "aural anchor" will help every string orchestra musician to develop a strong pitch center while also acquiring a sense of balance and musical blend.

In addition to the bass bows, we are in need of additional supplies for the other members of the orchestras: rosin and shoulder rests for the violins and violas, and rubber tips for cello and bass end pins.

Ms. Woo
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brazilwood Student French Bass Bow • Woodwind and Brasswind $59.95 5 $299.75
GL-3914 Cello Rosin • Woodwind and Brasswind $5.99 20 $119.80
Violin/Viola Rosin • Woodwind and Brasswind $2.99 20 $59.80
Rubber Tip for Endpin • Woodwind and Brasswind $1.99 30 $59.70
Shoulder Rest for Violin or Viola • Woodwind and Brasswind $3.89 15 $58.35
Shoulder Rest for Violin or Viola • Woodwind and Brasswind $3.89 15 $58.35

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